Great-grandmother accuses Bob Filner of sexual harassment

Two more women have come forward with allegations against the San Diego mayor

Published August 15, 2013 7:53PM (EDT)

An employee of the city of San Diego -- who is also a great-grandmother -- has come forward and accused Bob Filner of sexual harassment, joining more than a dozen other women who have made allegations against the mayor.

The woman claims she was a "victim of continuous inappropriate sexual advances by the Mayor while trying to do her job at City Hall," according to A news conference is scheduled for Thursday with her attorney, Gloria Allred, though the press release on the allegations did not say whether or not she would sue.

Earlier Thursday, a fifteenth woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Filner. Kathryn Vaughn, an attorney, told KFMB that the incident occurred more than a decade ago. "He came up to me and I had a very uncomfortable moment with him. And at the time, I froze and looked around for my husband and there were a lot of other people in the room," said Vaughn.

"He made an inappropriate movement on my body, yes," she added.


By Jillian Rayfield

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